QA Events

 

1.    Dr. Naveed Akhtar, Dir QEC attended the Board of Advance Studies and Research on 17th, 18th October 2016 at conference Room (Room# 10), 1st Floor Jinnah Block.

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The assessment team visited the Department of Arabic, Faculty of Languages on August 30, 2016. The Assessment Team included Dr. Abdul Majeed Baghdadi (Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad) and Dr. Mohammad Bashir (Prof. Dean Arabic Language, IIUI) as members. Dr. Kafait Ullah Hamdani (HoD, Arabic Department), and Dr. Naveed Akhtar (Director, QEC) were also present during the assessment process. September 1, 2016 assessment team visited the Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences. The Assessment Team included Prof. Dr. Mohayuddin Hashmi (Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad) and Dr. Muhammad Ilyas (Assistant Professor, IIUI) as members. Prof. Dr. Sufiana Khatoon (Dean Social Sciences), Dr. Abdul Ghufar (Head, Islamic Studies Department) and Dr. Naveed Akhtar (Director, QEC) were also present during the assessment process. 

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Dr. Naveed Akhtar, Dir QEC attended the Board of Advance Studies and Research on August 3, 2016 

 

4.    Dr. Naveed Akhtar, Dir QEC attended the Meeting of Faculty of Board Studies in Ibn-e-Khaldon (Basement) on September 28, 2016.

 

5.    Dr. Naveed Akhtar was president of PhD Review Committee held on September 28, 2016.

 

6.    NBEAC (National Business Education Accreditation Council) 4th Deans and Directors conference attended by the Dr. Naveed Akhtar, Director QEC on September 9, 2016.

 

7.    Plagiarism Standing Committee Meeting on Plagiarism case attended by Director QEC on September 21, 2016.

 

8.    Director QEC attended plagiarism standing committee meeting held in the office of Dean Faculty of English Studies on September 29, 2016

 

9.    Dr. Naveed Akhtar was president of Meeting for Review of Performance of Affiliated Institutions held in QEC office on September 28, 2016.

 

10.    Dr. Naveed Akhtar attended the meeting for Recommendations for appointments under TTS in Dean Social Sciences office on September 23, 2016.

11.    Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam (Head, QEC) participated in a session on ‘Quality Assurance in Higher Education’ on June 17, 2016, organized by Riphah International University, Islamabad.

 

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The assessment team visited the Department of French, Faculty of Languages on June 16, 2016. The Assessment Team included Dr. Farah Naz Sheikh (Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad) and Dr. Najma Khan (Former HOD, French Department, NUML) as members. Dr. Anwar Mahmood (Dean, Faculty of Languages), Dr. Amina Niazi (Head, Department of French) and Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam (Head, QEC) were also present during the assessment process. 

 

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The assessment team visited the Faculty of English Studies on June 14, 2016. The Assessment Team included Prof. Dr. Munnawer Iqbal (International Islamic University, Islamabad) and Prof. Dr. Wasima Shahzad (Air University, Islamabad) as members. Dr. Safeer Ahmad Awan (Dean, Faculty of English Studies), Dr. Saeed Sheikh (Head, Department of English) and Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam (Head, QEC) were also present during the assessment process. 

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The assessment team visited the Faculty of Management Sciences on May 11, 2016. The Assessment Team included Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan (SZABIST, Islamabad) and Dr. Shabir Khan Niazi (National Defense University, Islamabad) as members. Dr. Maqsud Hassan (Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences), Dr. Naveed Akhtar (Head, Department of Management Sciences) and Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam (Head, QEC) were also present during the assessment process. 

 

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The assessment team visited the Department of Urdu, Faculty of Languages on May 10, 2016. The Assessment Team included Dr. Abdul Aziz Sahir (Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad) and Dr. Najeeba Arif (International Islamic University, Islamabad) as members. Dr. Anwar Mahmood (Dean, Faculty of Languages), Dr. Rubina Shahnaz (Head, Department of Urdu) and Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam (Head, QEC) were also present during the assessment process. 

 

 

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The assessment team visited the Department of Persian, Faculty of Languages on May 09, 2016.  The Assessment Team included Dr. Muhammad Nasir (University of Punjab, Lahore) and Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Shahid (GCU, Lahore) as members. Dr. Anwar Mahmood (Dean, Faculty of Languages), Dr. Mahr Noor Muhammad (Head, Department of Persian) and Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam (Head, QEC) were also present during the assessment process. 

 

16.     Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam (Head, Quality Enhancement Cell) attended a workshop on April 28, 2016 organized by Quality Assurance Agency of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

17.    Dr. Khush Bakht Hina (QEC) presented a research paper in International Conference held in Dubai, UAE on Feb 02, 2016. The title of her paper was ‘Need of Intellectual Property Rights in Education of Pakistan’.

18.    Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam (Head, QEC) attended meeting of PhD Advisory Committee of Faculty of Management Sciences of National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, on November 19, 2015

19.  Dr. Khush Bakht Hina (QEC) presented a research paper in International Conference held in Mirpur University of Science and Technology, AJK on October 28, 2015. The title of her paper was ‘Anti-Plagiarism for Quality and Academic Honesty in Higher Education in Pakistan.

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam attended a Seminar on Accountability and Good Governance at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on June 29, 2015. The Seminar was organized by the Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission and representatives of the Universities were invited through Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad. The objectives of the seminar included good governance in higher education institutions.

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Mr. Adnan Rashid, Focal Person on Anti-Plagiarism, attended a meeting on April 30, 2015 organized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan at HEC, Islamabad. The purpose of the meeting was ‘Implantation of the Plagiarism Policy and Plagiarism Detection’.

 

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Dr. Farheen Ahmed Hashmi attended a workshop organized by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan from May 04 to May 06, 2015 at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad. The purpose of the workshop was "Capacity Building of Staff of HEIs/HEC: Quality Assurance." The participants of the workshop included Quality Assurance/QEC team members.

 

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Dr. Farheen Ahmed Hashmi attended a workshop organized by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan on March 03, 2015 at Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. The purpose of the workshop was to practically help editors of Social Sciences disciplines in "Journal’s Standard Improvement for Impact Factor." The participants of the workshop included editors of research journals from all over Pakistan.

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam, Head QEC attended Twentieth (20) Meeting of Quality Enhancement Cells of Phase 1 and Phase 2 at organized by QAA at HEC Islamabad on February 18-19, 2015.

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam, Head QEC attended a workshop organized by the British Council and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan on February 07 & 08, 2015. The title of the workshop was ‘Model University Governance’. The workshop was attended by heads of departments of different universities.

 

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Dr. Farheen Ahmed Hashmi attended a workshop organized by Asia Council of Science Editors and Higher Education Commission, Pakistan on February 04, 2015 at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. The purpose of the workshop was to raise and address issues regarding "Journal Policies and Publication Ethics." The participants of the workshop included editors of research journals from all over Pakistan.

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam, Head QEC attended “National Event: Celebrations of World Quality Day” held at Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad on December 21, 2012 organized by QEC of IST, Islamabad.

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam attended One day Meeting for Finalization of Draft of Minimum Quality Standards (MQS) organized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan at HEC Regional Center Lahore on February 06, 2014.

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam attended Nineteenth (19) Meeting of Quality Enhancement Cells of Phase 1 and Phase 2 at organized by QAA at HEC Regional Center Lahore on February 13-14, 2014.

 

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Dr. Farheen Ahmad Hashmi, Asst. Prof. of QEC attended Workshop titled Cambridge University Press Workshop organized by QA Division of HEC at HEC Islamabad on February 24, 2014.

 

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Mr. Adnan Rashid, Focal Person on Anti-Plagiarism of QEC, attended Workshops for Focal Persons on Anti-Plagiarism, organized by HEC at HEC Islamabad on June 23, 2014.

 

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Mr. Adnan Rashid, Focal Person on Anti-Plagiarism of QEC, attended Workshops for Focal Persons on Anti-Plagiarism, organized by HEC at HEC Islamabad on June 23, 2014.

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam, Head QEC attended Two Day Workshop on “Strengthening Program Self-Assessment” conducted by an International Expert: Prof. Colin N. Peiris, organized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan on May 23 & 24, 2013 at HEC Islamabad.

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam, Head QEC attended the First International Workshop on QS University Rankings organized by COMSATS Islamabad on May 2, 2013 at Serena Hotel Islamabad.

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam, Head QEC attended 18th Meeting of the Quality Enhancement Cells of Phase 1 & 2 on April 15 & 16, 2013 at HEC Regional Center Lahore

 

 

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Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam, Head QEC attended “National Event: Celebrations of World Quality Day” held at Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad on December 21, 2012 organized by QEC of IST, Islamabad.

 

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Dr. Sohaila Javed, Dean QEC, NUML visited Hazara University , Mansehra on June 5-7, 2012 as a panel member for HEC evaluation team for Institutional Evaluation of Higher Education Institutions organized by the Quality Assurance Agency..

 

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Dr. Sohaila Javed, Dean QEC, NUML attended the colloquium on Quality Assurance in Higher Education held at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi on May 28, 2012

 

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National University of Modern Languages, in collaboration with British Council Pakistan organized four day workshop on Digital Learning & Computer Assisted Language Learning from February 27, 2012 to March 1, 2012 at NUML Islamabad. The workshop marks the renewed commitment of NUML and British Council Pakistan for joint programs of faculty development and cooperation to facilitate learners for quality education. The workshop is the first of its kind as it focused on equipping the teachers with digital modes. The workshop helped teachers to use digital technologies as a tool for instruction inside and outside the classroom.

The workshop was organized by the Quality Enhancement Cell, NUML and the participants of the workshop were from the seven regional campuses of NUML- Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, Hyderabad and the main campus at Islamabad. Mr. Nik Peachey, International Learning Technology Consultant was the resource person of this workshop.

At the closing ceremony, the International Resource Person, Mr. Nik Peachey shared his good experiences at NUML and Pakistan. He said that digital learning would be of great importance in teaching methodologies. It is important that teachers learn these new techniques to facilitate the learning experience of students and to keep pace with global trends of learning technologies. He informed all participants that he will be available online for help and manage active coordination through online community of participants. Dr. Sohaila Javed, Dean QEC, NUML in her address thanked British Council for active coordination before and during this workshop. She said that with the support of British Council, more workshops will be held in future for other areas in education and career counseling. She informed that Mr. Nik Peachey and the Quality Enhancement Cell will get feedback of all participants to see the impact of this training. Mr. Ray Brown, English Language Advisor, British Council Pakistan congratulated the participants on completion of training. He apprised the audience about different programs and future plans of the British Council. He thanked NUML for arrangement of the workshop and informed that British Council will work with NUML to arrange more workshops and events for teachers and students in future.

In his address, Major General Masood Hassan (R), Rector NUML thanked the British Council Pakistan for arranging Mr. Nik Peachey’s visit to NUML for this workshop. He said that the University is committed to support its faculty for professional development and will continue to arrange these workshops in future as well. He asked the participants of the workshop to be agents of change as they are now aware of the global trends in digital learning. They must share it with their colleagues in departments. He reinforced the pledge of the university to provide opportunities for quality and excellence in academic culture and research. He highlighted the areas of mutual cooperation with British Council Pakistan to facilitate professional growth of teachers and students at NUML. In the end, the participants were given certificates of the workshop.

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The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad organized a three-day workshop on Quality Assurance Practices in Higher Education in August 2009.

The workshop was attended by researchers, MS/M Phil/PhD supervisors and faculty members of the university. The workshop included eight sessions focusing on fundamentals of academic quality assurance and quality assurance processes related to teaching, teacher and institution.

In his inaugural address, Prof. Dr. Aziz Ahmad Khan, Rector, NUML highlighted university’s efforts in promoting quality culture in teaching and research in all disciplines. There is strict adherence to the quality framework and guidelines issued by the HEC. He said that the workshop would provide an excellent opportunity to participants for a meaningful dialogue, exchange of ideas and awareness of faculty members. He appreciated the efforts of the staff of Quality Enhancement Cell for creating awareness among researchers and faculty members on quality assurance practices.

Dr. Riaz Hassan, Dean, QEC conducted sessions on the first day of the workshop. He discussed the concept of quality in education with reference to internationalization of higher education. He stressed the need for faculty members and administrators to be aware of the management tools, techniques, and programs which regularly improve and ensure the quality of teaching and learning and output of their academic and non-academic departments.

The sessions on day 2 were conducted by Mr. Muneer Ahmad, Deputy Director, QA division of the HEC and he was assisted by Ms. Shehr Bano Zaidi, Focal Person on Anti-Plagiarism. The resource persons explained the concept and different types of plagiarism, HEC policy on anti-plagiarism and introduction to Turnitin service provided by the HEC.

On the final day of the workshop, Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam, Deputy Director, Quality Enhancement Cell emphasized on training of the management and faculty for an effective quality framework for institution and individual departments. He elaborated HEC quality assurance processes and policies, transparency in assessment and processes, non-academic quality assurance and institutional audits.

The participants were awarded certificates at the end of the workshop.